33: Living Your Purpose (with Angela Roberts)
Angela Roberts had a dream to become a food blogger, so one day she jumped in and simply did it and has been more energetic, happy and thrilled with life than ever, mainly because she believes she's living her true purpose. In this episode Angela describes how we can know what our life's purpose is because once we've found it, we become a person who is thrilled to get out of bed in the morning to work more towards fulfilling that purpose.
Angela Roberts, is publisher, founder of SpinachTiger.com, a food, blog with over 900 recipes, and beautiful food photography. Angela has moved from the corporate world to decorative painting to food blogging, where she feels she has found her true creative zone. Angela has an M.A. in clinical psychology and has a great interest in family issues, especially the role that food and dining plays in the dynamics of family life.
Nuggets of Wisdom from Angela:
“Do the right thing because it is the right thing.”
“Sometimes people do the right thing for the wrong reason. They do the right things to get ahead, kind of maybe the wrong kind of ambition.”
“I really believe as human beings, God has created us to be on a particular path. When we are on the path that is the right path for our DNA for who we are, then we are anxious to get up in the morning. And when you do not want to get up in the morning, there is something wrong. And that's where I was. I was really sad. I remember talking to people, not feeling a lot of hope. And that was until I found my next new reinvention of myself.”
I said to myself, “That is what I am going to do. I am going to be a food blogger,” and that was 8 years ago, and I have never lost that buzz. And that is how I know I am doing what I am supposed to do.”
“There is something that is so you. It is just YOU. Everyone has a dream. If you have some kind of dream. Just do one thing that starts it, and you may fail. Just try something and then let it evolve and be willing to embrace the journey and not the goal.”
“I have a strong spiritual life that keeps me grounded and keeps defeating thoughts at bay. I have to remember, I could be just one blog post away from a big break. If I am doing what I’m happy doing, and I am excited, that is all I need to do.”
“Tomorrow’s always going to be better.”
“Even though I am not a Millennial, I do not want people to think I cannot do technology.”
Some of Angela‘s Favorite Things:
Personal habit: “For my whole entire life, I have been a person who exercises consistently, and I think that it helps your brain. I just think it helps me feel really good.”
Easy meal: “A little olive oil in the pan, some chopped onions, some ground beef and some frozen peas. Salt and pepper. And then you can add in what you want, you can put in rice.” Recession Delicious – Italian Ground Beef, Peas and Onions
Possession: “Silicon spatula from Oxo, for eggs or frittatas. It works for everything. The big one.”
Angela's Favorite Book: Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength Book by John Tierney and Roy Baumeister
Best advice received: “Do not ever put anything in writing you do not want the whole world to see.”
Angela's Happiness Formula:
“I am happiest when I have a purpose and when I act on it, when I work with intention and I live on a schedule.”
A Challenge from Angela:
“I challenge all the listener's today to take one day this week or next week and fail at something. Do something you have always wanted to do.”
Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength Book by John Tierney and Roy Baumeister
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